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Putting up tram wires

What we know about this image :

Like other tramway operators, the Hartlepool Electric Tramways Co. needed a tower wagon to permit work on the overhead wiring.  An example is seen here in a deserted Church Street – possibly on a Sunday morning before the start of service.  A horse was stabled at the Greenland depot to draw the tower wagon and for other purposes. Christ Church can be seen in the centre of the image. On the right a new National Provincial bank is under construction, the old one having been demolished on the  same site.

Date (of image) : 1896

Donor : Hartlepool Museum Service

Creator : unknown

Part of the "Hartlepool Museum Service" collection


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